A post-election blah lunch

Easy lunch box ideas for kids

So, so tired this morning.

Not only did I stay up way past my bedtime to watch the election returns. I also got a late visitor.

Around 1 a.m…. “Daddy! There’s no water in my cup.”

Around 2 a.m…. “Daddy! I still can’t fall back to sleep.”

Around 2:20 a.m. “Daddy! I STILL can’t fall back to sleep.”

So eventually I decided to just bring him into my bed. And, of course, he fell right to sleep.

Only to wake up for the day around 6 a.m.

Which is why breakfast was a super easy smoothie — brown bananas, Greek yogurt, milk and strawberries — and some browned Canadian bacon.

The leftovers of both landed in his lunch box.

Yesterday’s experiment with cucumber rolled in whole-wheat tortillas slathered with cream cheese paid off. He loved them. So he got two more of those today. Add his current favorite yogurt, a lemon Greek variety.

I’ll try to be more creative tomorrow. Tonight’s dinner is rosemary-port braised short ribs. Perfect for what is supposed to be a snowy evening. Now if only I could find the oomph to go get wood for the stove…

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3 Responses to “A post-election blah lunch”

  1. Lindsay S. says:

    I’m impressed that you’re getting decent strawberries in the northeast at this time of year and with this weather! I don’t even particularly like the berries I’m getting here in Southern California! Not that it remotely stops my little guy from asking for some sort of berry each time we go to the store, mind you.

    • J.M Hirsch says:

      So far they’ve been OK. I hate to shop so far out of season… But you’re right. Kids don’t care about seasonality!

  2. Maria says:

    I’m obsessed with short ribs at the moment…any chance you’d be willing to share your recipe? It sounds divine.

    Thanks :)